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Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 - For today’s prompt, write an exercise poem. The poem could be about a specific exercise, or it could just incorporate exercising into the poem

It was an accident he said
Clearly unintended
It started out as just a game
But that’s not how it ended.

A summer morning, on a day,
That should have been for fun
Was turned completely upside down
When Billy found a gun.

The closet was a perfect hiding place
Nate didn’t make a sound
Breathing barely, standing still
He doubted he’d be found.

It turned out to be Nancy’s fault
Coming in from walking
She thought it odd with kids at home
There was no noise or talking.

She crept in on catlike feet
And snuck around a corner.
There was no one in this game
Assigned to yell or warn her.

There are two views presented here
That cause dividing fights;
One is the man who claims
He’s just exercising his rights;

The other side has a loss
Of no comparing sorrow,
To have a son or daughter
Who won’t wake up tomorrow.

Thanks for reading.

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